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JOB: Postdoc in Statistical Genetics, King's College London
jueves, 28 de septiembre de 2017

We have an opening at King’s College London to work on the genetics of stroke, in a collaboration between my research group and Hugh Markus/Matthew Traylor at the University of Cambridge.

Large data sets, great team, exciting potential for uncovering the genetics of stroke and other disorders. Full details are in the online job description, and do get in touch if you have any questions,


Research Associate in Statistical Genetics
Reference: THW/17/059639/000763
Salary Details: Grade 6, £33,518 to £36,613 per annum
Allowances: plus £2,923 per annum London
Contract Type: Temporary/Fixed term
Contract Term: Full time
This post will be Fixed Term Contract for 2 years
Part-time role considered.
We are recruiting a highly skilled and motivated postdoctoral researcher in statistical genetics to work on cerebral small vessel disease and its clinical endpoints such as stroke and dementia. The postholder will join the Statistical Genetics Unit at King’s College London, and collaborate closely with Dr Matthew Traylor and Professor Hugh Markus at the University of Cambridge. The role requires statistical and bioinformatics research of an international standard. Using extensive UK and international studies, the postholder will perform genetic association, post-GWAS analysis and polygenic epidemiology to uncover the genetic contribution to cerebral small vessel disease and clinical phenotypes.
This is an excellent opportunity for a postdoctoral researcher to join a thriving research collaboration and develop their research profile in a fast-moving, exciting field. Please note that this is a PhD level role but candidates who have submitted their thesis and are awaiting award of their PhDs will be considered. Should the successful candidate be awaiting the award of their PhD, the appointment will be made at Grade 5, spine point 30 with the title of Research Assistant until confirmation of the award of the PhD has been received. Upon confirmation of the award of the PhD, the job title will become Research Associate and the salary will increase to Grade 6, spine point 31.
The selection process will include a panel interview and research presentation.
To apply for this role, please register to download and submit the specified application form.
Closing date: 28 September 2017
Job Pack (Word Document 308k)
If you have questions about this role, please contact: Cathryn Lewis, Email:
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Cathryn Lewis
Professor of Genetic Epidemiology and Statistics, King's College London
Biomarkers and Genomics Theme lead, NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC)
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